Hormones are the most influential molecules in our bodies, controlling the function, growth, reproduction, metabolism and repair of every cell. Our bodies require adequate hormone levels, which typically peak in our early twenties and decline with age. Insufficient hormonal levels may contribute to disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue, loss of muscle strength, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cognitive decline, increased cholesterol levels, increased weight, loss of libido, depression and some cancers. Women are especially affected by hormonal disorders because their systems are adapted to produce and feed babies, not to optimize their vitality, as in men. Women also lose most of their estradiol, progesterone and testosterone in menopause and often experience fatigue, aches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, PMDD, allergies and autoimmune diseases.
Most people with insufficient hormonal levels go undiagnosed and untreated for years. Instead, they are given non-specific diagnoses like “fibromyalgia,” “insomnia,” “depression,” “chronic fatigue syndrome,” “anxiety,” etc. These diagnoses only describe their symptoms, not the diseases. Experience shows that most patients with these symptoms usually have inadequate levels of several hormones.
Identifying and correcting nutritional, thyroid, adrenal, and sex-hormone deficiencies provides significant relief to those with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, sexual dysfunction and other disorders. By using bio-identical hormones, this natural, scientific approach is the first step towards restoring hormonal levels and is usually safer than automatically reaching for pharmaceuticals.
There are a number of ways hormones are thrown off balance:
Hormone Imbalance can display as: